Viral and Memorable Mistranslations of Japanese Game News
There are plenty of games with bad translations, but game *news* can get poorly translated too. Here are some examples.
What Do Japanese Fans Think of Cloud in Super Smash Bros.?
This is a great showcase of the kinds of assumptions gamers have about gamers in other countries.
What Does Edgar Say About Relm in Each Final Fantasy VI Translation?
How does this infamous scene between two main characters play out in translation?
What Happened When I Auto-Translated the Official Final Fantasy Browser Game
This official browser game was only released in Japanese - here's what happens when you auto-translate it.
What Sabin’s Strange Line in Narshe Means in Japanese Final Fantasy VI
There's an odd line in Final Fantasy VI's original English translation. What did it originally say in Japanese?
What’s the “D” Status Ailment in Final Fantasy IV/II Means
The letter "D" mysteriously appears in this classic game's translation. What's going on?
Why “Hai” Doesn’t Always Mean “Yes” in Japanese
Even simple ideas like "yes" and "no" are troublesome when translating between Japanese and English. Here are some examples why.
Why Final Fantasy Tactics’ “Little Money” Line Is So Incredibly Slow
Why... is... this... line... so... absolutely... slow...?
Why the Letter “W” Appears in Japanese Games All the Time
The letter W often appears in Japanese text for no apparent reason. What does it mean?
Why the Secret Skeleton Man Clucks Like a Chicken in Final Fantasy V
This hidden old man turns into a skeleton and clucks in English. But does he cluck in Japanese?